For today’s inspiration post, we have Jen from Just Joshin. Originally, she signed up for this post and then, when one of our competitors had to back out, she stepped up and did some amazing hoodies for her twins! You can see them here and this week’s competitor here. Don’t forget to scroll down to the end of this post for the giveaway and link party. You can also sign up here to be involved next season!
We have also opened up the link party – now you can add projects inspired by any superhero, not just the Avengers!
Way back on Father’s Day, I surprised my amazing, comic-loving husband with passes to Chicago’s upcoming ComicCon Wizard World which is finally coming up this weekend. Along with the tickets, I also included a custom shirts for everyone in our family: a men’s bowling shirt from the Scientific Seamstress Adult Bowling Shirt pattern for my husband and corresponding kid-sized ones for our boys. Since before our twin boys were born, we have been indoctrinating them in our geek ways. Now, at age 4, they will attend their first Comic Con. They are ready.
Scientific Seamstress Boys Bowling Shirts, Avengers Style
The Scientific Seamstress Bowling Shirt pattern is my favorite for boys. It is so easy to customize and do lots of fun things with colors and fabrics. I have made dozens of these shirts and every one is my new favorite when it is done. For the boys’ Avengers shirts, I used the same Marvel Avengers Licensed fabric but accented each a little differently. One is a green and purple nod to Hulk, the other red and yellow to mimic Ironman. So far my boys have traded off who gets to wear which one, they are same-but-different enough there haven’t been major fights over them. This pattern covers a great range of sizes from 6 Months to 11/12 years.
Scientific Seamstress Men’s Bowling Shirt, Avengers Style
This was my first time using the Scientific Seamstress Adult Bowling Shirt pattern, which was just released a few months ago. Previously, I used a commercial bowling shirt pattern, with great frustration, all the while lamenting how I wished the kids’ Scientific Seamstress pattern was available in adult sizes. My wishes finally came true! This went together just like the kid one, and turned out great for my husband. For his, I used different Marvel fabric for the main body, and accented his in grey, black and red to reflect Thor’s colors. The back I cut to center the Marvel logo in the back. The pattern size range is XXS-3X and it makes getting a good fit really easy.
Bad guys, beware!
Sisboom Angie Dress, Avengers Style
My own outfit character inspiration was Captain America. The female Avenger Black Widow wasn’t really the the look I was comfortable with, so instead I opted for the iconic red, white and blue of the first Avenger. I used another pattern by the Scientific Seamstress, The Sisboom Angie Dress. I used solid blue cotton, embellished with a simple appliqué star on the chest. The striped section was pieced before I cut out the bodice. The dress was very easy to put together and incredibly comfortable to wear. The pattern includes sizes XS-3X in one pattern, with excellent instructions for getting a great fit.
I am not generally a dress person, opting instead for my Mom uniform of jeans and t-shirts, but I found the Angie to be comfortable. Usually I fidget in dresses and feel uncomfortable and self conscious. In this, I hardly noticed I was wearing something besides jeans. I can’t wait to wear these to Comic Con Wizard World next week.
You can purchase the Bowling Shirt pattern for Adults and Kids, as well as the Angie Dress from the Scientific Seamstress on Craftsy (affiliate link) or Etsy. Carla’s patterns are easy to make for kids and adults. If you use the affiliate link I will get a little bit. I paid for the pattern and was not compensated for this post. And a huge thank you to Loch and Key Photography for the incredible photos of my super family.
Wow! The only thing I want to know is how I can manage to get adopted by Jen so she can make me a Captain America dress, too!!
This month, Maegen and I will be making Avengers tee shirts for the giveaway winners! There will be two winners and we’ll coordinate sizes (3 months – 14) once they have been chosen.
If you want in on the action, we’re looking for bloggers both big and small to compete, guest post, and write tutorials for our next season. Sign up here to be considered!
You’ll definitely want to enter the link up this month! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from our awesome sponsor Fat Quarter Shop!
Rules for the link up: Enter anything fiber-related and Superhero-themed from the past year. There is no limit to how many posts you can link up, but adding more won’t increase your chances of winning – in other words, you can enter fifteen looks, but will only be entered to win once. The contestants for this month are allowed to enter anything they’ve done that’s Avengers related, but are not eligible to win – however, our guest posters can enter their posts and are eligible to win. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all made!
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